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B'desh Army steps up vigil; asks civilians to carry ID cards

world Updated: Mar 05, 2009 13:12 IST

Bangladesh Army has stepped-up security in the capital, directing civilians to carry their identity cards while passing through the cantonment area, a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned that the country could face "more sabotage" from "conspirators".

"For the sake of security, people are requested to carry their national identity card while crossing the cantonment," said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relation.

The statement yesterday came as officials and reports said "outsiders" in Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) uniform took part in last week's massacre of army officers in the bloody mutiny that left the country stunned.

Hasina on Wedesday warned that "conspiracies against Bangladesh are not over yet. There is still a plot to foil the country's democracy, independence and sovereignty." "The game is still on and the conspirators are not taking a break," she said.

Meanwhile, a massive nation-wide manhunt 'Operation Rebel Hunt' is underway to arrest the fugitive BDR soldiers.

Officials said until yesterday bodies of 58 army officers, a retired military officer, wives of two army officers, two domestic helps and six BDR personnel were identified. Army said four of their officers were still missing.